There are plenty of fantastic things to do without alcohol in Liverpool – not every social event has to be a trip to the pub or a bar! As the new year begins, some people opt to partake in Dry January, giving up alcohol for the whole month.
It’s a great way to lose weight, feel healthier and have some respite from hangovers. Others choose to be sober all of the time or do so for religious reasons and it can be a bit annoying when every social event seems to involve alcohol.
So, here’s our list of the best things to do without alcohol in Liverpool, for some sober inspiration. Even if you do partake in the odd alcoholic beverage, it can be nice to get out into the city and explore these experiences, too.
At Bounce House you’ll find a veritable maze of inflatables, one which you can bounce to your heart’s delight. Think about it – when adults drink we’re really looking for a serotonin rush as what could be more of a rush than a go on a good old bouncy castle?
It’s definitely one of the best things to do without alcohol in Liverpool – not only will it give you that exhilaration you’re looking for but it’s also great exercise! It costs around £12 per person and kiddies are more than welcome, too!
Every month in Liverpool there are tons of fantastic Candlelight Concerts taking place in some of the city’s most beautiful venues. From the music of The Beatles to that of Coldplay and Vivaldi, there is such a variety of concerts to choose from.
Talented, classical musicians play by Candlelight, creating the most incredible atmosphere in which to enjoy the music. Grab your tickets for one of these incredible Candlelight Concerts here!
We’re lucky enough in Liverpool to have one of the most beautiful parks in the country. From exploring the Palm House to admiring the gorgeous little waterfalls, you’re bound to have a fantastic time at Sefton Park.
You can even hire bikes and see even more of the park than walking might allow and then head to one of the lovely little cafes. It’s a great way to relax and have some wholesome fun in the city.
Want the nightclub experience without the booze? Liverpool’s IWF Rollerdrome has all of the bright lights and tunes without the need to drink. Plus, you get to show off your moves (or try not to fall over).
There are loads of themed nights and exercise classes to choose from, and who knows, you might just discover a new hobby for the new year! You can expect to pay around £12 per person, depending on what kind of session you’d like to book and there are family-friendly sessions too!
Bubble football is just one of those things that you have to try at least once, and there’s absolutely no alcohol involved! It’s literally just football, only you’re strapped into a giant bubble which makes for endless laughs as everybody rolls around the pitch.
It costs £377.50 for a group of up to 15 people and you’ll have a hoot with one hour or pitch time (which will leave you exhausted and amused). You can buy tickets for Zorbing Football here!
6. Enjoy an escape room
There are loads of great escape rooms in Liverpool, each offering a different experience. The terrifying Exorcist escape room at Contained Liverpool is not for the faint-hearted but will thrill horror lovers.
7. Score discount cinema tickets
Going to the cinema never gets old, and there are some fantastic releases this January, plus loads of oldies but goodies to watch on the big screen. It has to be one of the best things to do without alcohol in Liverpool because you don’t have to watch other people drink whilst you’re trying to stay sober.
8. Celebrate Chinese New Year
January 22 marks the Chinese New Year, which will be the year of the rabbit! As you might already know, Liverpool has the oldest Chinese community in Europe, so it’s a fantastic place to celebrate!
Of course, Chinatown will be decorated with beautiful lanterns and the new year will be welcomed in with traditional dances and firecrackers. Head to Great George Square on January 22 between 11 am and 5 pm and you’ll find the most spectacular celebrations.
Truth be told, any activity can be done without alcohol, but when you’re trying to avoid drinking alcohol being around those who are can be difficult. Whether you’re going sober, staying sober or have never been one to drink alcohol, you’ll have a great time with these things to do without alcohol in Liverpool.